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Re: Fails to start warm
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I understand. It happens a lot here in the summer. Car show, there's a hood up and somebody's cranking and they keep mashing the gas pedal. 2 guys under the hood tapping the distributor, wiggling the coil wire. I tell them to hold the pedal to the floor. Leave it there and crank. They look at me like I'm crazy.

Glad it all worked out.

Posted on: 7/30 16:23:20
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Re: Fails to start warm
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How to start a heat soaked engine.

This works 100% of the time whenever I have had a car not start on a hot day and the engine is hot. Wesley Boyer posted it earlier as well. Here is a video of how it works, and an explanation from a young man who rebuilds carbs and does fine tuning. He also demonstrates it on video.


Posted on: 7/30 9:34:54
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Re: Anyone remember Marc Auto Restoration, Highland Park, IL ??
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Posted on: 7/21 16:25:02
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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Car lot?

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Posted on: 7/9 13:26:19
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Re: Randy Malcom Berger
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So sad to hear of his passing. He was so helpful and when I first got my Packard in the 2000, he was very encouraging on another message board. He explained to me how the locking torque converter worked on my '55. He was a gentlemen and the knowledge he had on Packards was immense. I always got a kick out his love of trains. A kind soul.

Tough loss for the packardinfo crowd. Very active.

I found a picture he sent to me in an email way back in October of 2000.

RIP

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Posted on: 7/6 15:31:46
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Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall
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Re: D-Day
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I had my flag out. Nobody knew why.

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Re: my mechanic wrecked my 54 Clipper I need some parts
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The guys looking for parts help. I'm sure there are forums on small claims, and insurance claims that can help him elsewhere.


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Packard Murder Mystery
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I travel long distances for work, and have been listening to an Unsolved Mysteries podcast as something to pass the time.

The unsolved murder of California socialites Hazel & Nancy Frome in 1938 in Texas that involves a silver 1937 or 1938 Packard 8 that had been won at a Delaware community chest raffle.

Hazel's husband Weston Frome was an executive at the Atlas Powder Company. As this is an explosives company, he was privy to sensitive US government information, which might play into how this story unfolds.

The wife and daughter were driving cross country from California to visit their daughter/sister in South Carolina. The trip was uneventful until they started to have mechanical problems with the new Packard. They limped into El Paso, Texas and had the Packard dealer inspect the car. It would need parts and it took them 5 days to have the car repaired.

The rest of the story heavily involves the Packard, car chases, finding the Packard abandoned, cactus stuck in the grille, Green paint of a '32 Cadillac on the Packard's front fender, and 2 murders. The possibility of Pre-war Nazi's and espionage is also thought be involved as well.

It's unsolved to this day. If only that new Packard didn't have engine trouble.....




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Posted on: 5/22 11:15:41
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Re: Message from the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio
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This is true. We just lost the World of Speed Museum here in Wilsonville, Oregon. Museums were hurting before the Covid. Now I'm sure it will take out many of them.

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